Friday, May 27, 2011

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop #1

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop are awesome ways to connect with fellow bloggers and get to know them better. This is the first time I've participated and I can't wait to get started!

Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View, and this week's question was chosen by Louise at Book Bliss.

Question: How many books do you read in a week? And in what format do you read them, or listen to them?

It depends on the week and how absorbing the books are, but when I'm not in school (which is always, now!) I usually get through about 3 to 5 a week. In the past all the books I've read have been hard copies (either ones I own already, get from the library, or books I've been sent for review), but since I've joined NetGalley and Galley Grab I've been reading a lot more ebooks. I've been reading them on the computer because I don't have an e-reader, but I'm seriously considering getting one because I really don't like reading on the computer screen. I'm also not a fan of audiobooks, because once I've heard the words read out loud I can never hear them any other way, with any other tone or inflection, and that bugs me. Also I tend to zone out a lot. I need to see the written words in order to be fully absorbed.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, and this week's question is from Britta at I Like These Books.

Question: What book-to-movie adaptation have you most liked? Which have you disliked?

Wow, so the second part of this question is actually a favorite rant of mine, but I'll attempt to answer the first part first. :) My favorite book-to-movie adaptation is probably The Notebook, because I adore the movie and didn't really enjoy the book that much. However, this is one the very very rare instances where I saw the movie before I read the book, so I'm not sure how much that has to do with it. I guess I'll never know.

As for my least favorite adaptation, that's easy peasy. It's Ella Enchanted. This is one of my favorite books OF ALL TIME and I've read it so many times I can practically quote the entire thing. It has everything you could possibly want: fantasy, adventure, a fairy curse, heartbreak, a prince (Char was my first ever book crush), an awesome heroine, and a climax scene that still makes my heart beat really fast. It's by Gail Carson Levine and if you haven't read it, GO DO IT NOW. It's my number one recommendation.
But anyway, so the movie came out a few years ago and they completely butchered it. I always say it's like a Shrekified version of The Princess Diaries. Pretty much the only thing they kept from the novel are the characters' names and the fact that Ella is cursed to be obedient. The entire plot is different. And I just don't understand. The book could have made a fantastic movie, there was no need to change so much! It hurts my heart.

Okay, rant over. I tried to keep it short. :)

Happy Friday everyone! What are your thoughts on these questions?


  1. Reading ebooks on a reader is a completely different experience. I would definitely recommend getting a reader if you are going to be doing a lot of ebook reading.

    Happy Friday!
    I'm following you now.

  2. The Notebook (film) is so sad. I've never really been drawn to his books though.

  3. Hey Andie, just stopping by on the follow & hop
    I have issues with books made into movies!
    Come see why! I'm a new follower.
    Have a terrific weekend reading !!!
    See ya!
    Readaholics Anonymous

  4. Didn't read Ella Enchanted, but totally agreed with you on my pick of Blood and Chocolate! The book was amazing! And I was sooo psyched for the movie and then it was sort of a letdown since none of the events were the same. Although, I do admit to enjoying it, I just told myself it wasn't based on one of my fave books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    NEW Follower!
    Jessica@a GREAT read

  5. I HATE it when they decide to turn my favourite books into movies. Always gets ruined.

    Clockwork Prince banner, very nice.

    Loving the blog.

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)


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